Friday, March 29, 2013

Typing Accents In Fedora Linux

For my degree, I need to take at least two semesters of a foreign language. And for maximum benefit I've decided Spanish is the way to go (though I'm still considering French) given that I'll have plenty of opportunities to use it in the United States, as well as Spain when my wife and I go there some day.

But the first issue for me was: how do I enter the characters in Linux?

My day to day desktop is Gnome 3, so I looked up the character keys to use on a US keyboard. To enter them you hold down the Shift and Ctrl keys, press 'u' and then the code for the accented letter you want. Remember, you hold down the Shift and Control keys through the entire keystroke sequence.

CodeCharacter
e1á
e9é
edí
f3 ó
faú
fcü
f1 ñ
bf¿
a1¡

Cuanta más sepa!